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Voices / Letters from readers

Money and shade for farm workers

The writer is 8 years old.

Originally published in The Commons issue #440 (Wednesday, January 3, 2018). This story appeared on page C1.

People who pick our food might have to work for 10 hours a day, and some have to work for 14 hours a day. Kids sometimes work for 10 to 14 hours, too.

People get really bad fevers in the sun.

These workers don’t get a lot of money. I want them to get a lot of money — and a nice, shady farm to work on.

Hudson Smith


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